Magistrate Desmond Nair has adjourned the bail hearing of Oscar Pistorius for "a few minutes" and the athlete has left the courtroom.
In a summary lasting more than an hour and covering a brief history of bail in South Africa, he said:
"The issue of bail is not guilt, but determining whether it is in the interest of justice that the person be released."
More top news
A city in China has opened a dedicated 'mobile phone lane' to help texting pedestrians safely navigate their way around.
Rio Ferdinand has hit out at former England team-mate John Terry, labelling the Chelsea skipper as 'the biggest idiot'
A mother and son who are voting for opposing teams in Thursday's referendum explain the divide the debate has created in their home.